A Pennsylvania man expecting his first grandchild and facing up to six months in prison for illegally entering the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 riot has died by his own hand.. Mark Aungst, 47, of South Williamsport…
July 25, 2022 – Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling, Jr. confirmed that Aungst died July 20 by suicide. Aungst pleaded guilty in June to one count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building. The charge is a misdemeanor. Aungst was facing up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Mar 1, 2022 – Matthew Perna committed suicide last Friday after pleading guilty to four charges related to the Capitol riot. Perna, 37, drove to Washington on Jan. 6 to attend President Donald Trump’s rally …
Matthew Perna, who pleaded guilty in December to four charges related to the attempted insurrection, killed himself at home Friday.
“The constant delays in hearings, and postponements dragged out for over a year. Because of this, Matt’s heart broke and his spirit died,” says his obituary in the Herald, a local newspaper in Sharon, Pa.
“Matt did not have a hateful bone in his body. He embraced people of all races, income brackets and beliefs, never once berating anyone for having different views,” the obit added.
US District Judge Trevor McFadden… ignored the recommendation from federal prosecutors and sentenced a Texas florist to pay a $5,000 fine and serve two months probation for entering the Capitol on January 6.
“It does feel like the government had had two different standards…” US District Judge Trevor McFadden
Feb 20, 2022 – Unlike the piecemeal legal treatment of the BLM riots, the criminal investigation into the Capitol riot is the largest in US history. Many people believe BLM was given passes for acts of violence.